Friday, 4 March 2016

Week Ending 4th March 2016

A busy week this week at Eaton Bray Academy - there's so much that we need to fit in during this rather short half term!

Tuesday was a fun day for Hedgehogs - they went out on an excursion in the minibus to a supermarket.  They had a shopping list which included ingredients for cake making and (very importantly) cat litter for Mrs Warby!  They enjoyed filling their baskets with all their shopping and paying for it with real money at the checkout.  Thank you to the staff of Sainsbury's in Dunstable for making Hedgehogs welcome.

Also on Tuesday a team of Year 5 and 6 girls took part in a football tournament with other local schools at All Saints Academy in Dunstable.  They played very well, finishing third, against some tough competition.  for a full report, please see the Sports page of our website.

On Thursday it was the turn of Squirrels Class to host their Class Assembly.  The children spoke about all the lovely work they have been doing this term, including their Christopher Columbus research, their bird models and their work on the Seven Wonders of the World.  As usual parents were invited along, and all were very impressed with how confidently such young children spoke up in front of an audience.

On the same day, Key Stage Two children enjoyed a very interesting and informative assembly, about Mrs Khan's recent trip to Saudi Arabia, where she took part in a pilgrimage to Medina.

Hedgehogs children were not the only ones who went out on a shopping expedition this week!  On Thursday afternoon the Year 6 EBA Enterprise team went to Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands, to buy spring flowering polyanthus and primula for their Mothers Day stall.  They have been working hard all term on this project, and there has been lots of secrecy involved so that Mums don't find out too soon what lovely gifts are available, but all was revealed on Friday after school when the stall was finally open for business...  Happy Mothers Day to all!


Friday was of course EBA World Book Day, and once again, parents and children (and staff) rose to the challenge, to produce some fantastic costumes.  Our theme was "Voyages and Journeys", so we had astronauts, pirates, explorers, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Phileas Fogg and many others.  Class activities throughout the school were based on the theme, with Rabbits children for example writing diaries, and Otters creating a map of their chosen book character's journey.

Please enjoy some photos of our fabulous literary day of adventure!